Before John Stones' England double, who was the last South Yorkshire-born player to score a World Cup goal?

John Stones celebrates after scoring for England against Panama
John Stones celebrates after scoring for England against Panama
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John Stones doesn't score many goals so the fact he scored a brace at the World Cup will come as something of a surprise.

The Barnsley-born defender notched up his first international goal in giving England the lead against Panama, kicking off what would end up in a 6-1 rout.

John Stones heads in his second goal for England against Panama. Pic: Press Association

John Stones heads in his second goal for England against Panama. Pic: Press Association

Stones doubled his tally by adding the fourth, after further goals from Harry Kane and Jesse Lingard. Kane would go on to score a hat-trick.

The 24 year-old is among a strong South Yorkshire contingent in the 2018 World Cup squad, being joined by Harry Maguire, Kyle Walker and Jamie Vardy from Sheffield; Danny Rose from Doncaster and from just on the other side of the border, Dronfield's Gary Cahill.

With that in mind, it's perhaps not that much of a shock that someone from these parts would get on the scoresheet for the Three Lions in Russia, even if Vardy as a striker was arguably deemed more likely to be that man.

However, it was Stones who put his name down as only the second South Yorkshire-born player to score for England at the World Cup finals ... and the last came 56 years ago!

Ron Flowers (R) shakes hands with HRH The Duke of Edinburgh before an England match against Scotland in 1961

Ron Flowers (R) shakes hands with HRH The Duke of Edinburgh before an England match against Scotland in 1961

That honour fell to Ron Flowers, born and raised in Edlington, Doncaster.

Wolves midfielder Flowers was England's designated penalty-taker in the 1962 World Cup in Chile and he stepped up to score twice in the tournament.

The first came in the 2-1 defeat to Hungary, their first match in that year;'s competition. Flowers was on target again in the second match as England turned in an impressive performance in beating Argentina 3-1. Flowers got England on their way from the spot before Bobby Charlton and Jimmy Greaves further added to the scoring.

England would go on to lose to Brazil in the quarter finals.

Flowers was in the England squad that won the World Cup four years later on home soil.

Until Stones, no other South Yorkshire-born player had found the net in the finals for England.